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Hi guys,

Just giving everyone in the DKos community an update on our race out on Long Island. First, our website, patriciamaher.com, got up and running a couple of weeks ago and you can check it out for an in-depth look at her stance on the issues. We also have a democracy.com page as well (http://democracy.com/...).

If you haven't already, please like her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/...

Over the past month we have issued press releases blasting her opponent, Peter King, on his excessive New Hampshire visits in a long-shot bid for president, criticizing him on his votes against Lilly Ledbetter and for expediting the approval of natural gas exports, and disagreeing with the recent Supreme Court rulings on Harris and Hobby Lobby. She also issued a release showing her support for the Long Island Rail Road union workers in their contract negotiations with the MTA.

And tomorrow, we are having our kickoff campaign fundraiser out in Farmingdale. Hopefully some Long Island Kossacks can make the trip out: it's at Frankie's East Side Pizza at 313 Main Street from 6-8 PM. Anyone unable to come can contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/...

Below is the press release we released today announcing the fundraiser.

On Wednesday July 16th , Patricia Maher will be hosting a meet and greet fundraiser at Frankie’s East Side Pizza, located at 313 Main St. Farmingdale NY, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Patricia Maher needs your generous support in her race in New York's 2nd District against Representative Peter King, and wants to be the Progressive choice that the people of the U.S Second Congressional district need and deserve.

Patricia comes from a non-for-profit background having been the Director of Development and Community Education whose mission was to educate the public about seizure disorders. Patricia Maher was also responsible for educational outreach for both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and the liaison for the organization for community, civic and business organizations.  She also worked with the Nassau County legislature to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 19 years old, and she helped pass Tobacco 19 into law in Nassau County.

If elected, Patricia will fight to expand Social Security to address the looming retirement crisis, work to end disastrous free trade agreements that have outsourced countless jobs overseas, support raising the minimum wage to help working families, and making federal grants and no- to low- interest loans available to help small businesses on Main Street succeed in this economy.

Patricia is also pressing for effective drug education efforts, an increase in the number of rehabilitation facilities on Long Island, and expeditious entry to these rehabilitation programs for our children. She is fighting to cut the red tape for those still not able to live in their homes due to Hurricane Sandy and to speed up the rebuilding process.

To help move Long Island into the 21st Century, Patricia is a proponent of bold infrastructure projects including repair of our local roads and green energy initiatives.

If you plan on attending the fundraiser please RSVP to PatMaherforCongress@aol.com

Or if you are unable to attend, please donate here. Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated! https://secure.actblue.com/...

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